Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
After playing out a goalless draw with Burgos at the weekend, Las Palmas will be looking to put an end to their three-game winless run when they host Ponferradina at their Estadio de Gran Canaria on Matchday 7. La Union Deportiva are stuck in the middle of the standings, but the game against la Ponfe could be the turning point for the hosts. Venezuela attacker Adalberto Penaranda is widely expected to return to the starting XI, with Crespo Garcia dropping to the bench.
La Ponfe, on the other hand, produced their best performance of the season in a 4-0 win over Malaga. Ponferradina regained a much-needed confidence at the weekend, and seeing that Las Palmas made a slow start to the season, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team. A man to watch in the away team will be Jose Naranjo, who scored a brace in the crushing of Malaga.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Araujo):
Sergio Araujo was born in Buenos Aires on 28 January, 1992 and, as expected, he started playing for his home-town club Boca Juniors. He made just 19 appearances for Boca in the league and he played for the likes of Barcelona B, Tigre and Las Palmas on loan in the past as well.
The Argentine attacker scored 25 goals in 43 appearances for los Amarillos in the 2014/2015 Segunda Division campaign and despite the fact that he was linked with a move to Celtic and Real Sociedad, the club owners managed to sign a permanent deal with the former Boca Juniors footballer.
Araujo has three caps for Argentina U23 team and he represented la Albiceleste at the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup. It has to be noted that he scored the winner for Argentina in the opening match of the tournament against Honduras. Araujo scored six goals in eight appearances for the Argentina U17 team. The pacey attacker has a contract with Las Palmas which expires on 30 June, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Ponferradina):
SD Ponferradina is a professional Spanish club based in the El Bierzo region. Founded on June 7, 1922, la Ponfe compete in Segunda Division, with the team welcoming their rivals at Estadio el Toralin. The venue is pretty small, holding up to 8,400 spectators, and it was opened in September 2000.
Ponderradina’s main rivals are Deportivo Leonesa, with the two clubs facing each other in the Province of Leon derby. La Ponfe are well known for their white jerseys with blue strips. In the 2010/11 season Ponferradina did well to win the Castilla y Leon Cup, with the team beating UD Salamanca in the title game.
The likes of Jonathan Ruiz, Oscar De Paula, Samuel Camille, William Jebor, Yuri, Lucas Dominguez, Francisco Prieto, Nabil Baha, and Dmytro Khomchenovskyi are the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Each of one them made 100 or more appearances in the league for Ponferradina.